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  • Aug 19 2016
  • 19 Aug 2016

Tavern Tokens Proliferated in Tumultuous 17th-Century London

When I was in high school more than 40 years ago, English classes consisted of reading short stories, Shakespeare and excerpts from larger works. One […]

  • Aug 17 2016
  • 17 Aug 2016

When Sports and Art Collide: Collecting Golden Age Sports-Themed Comic Books

The real life drama that is sports often presents the perfect canvas for stories rich in triumph and tragedy. The glamour, fame and larger-than-life personalities […]

  • Aug 16 2016
  • 16 Aug 2016

Living the Amish Life—On Postcards

Mainstream Americans have always found the lifestyle of Amish people fascinating. Perhaps it’s because the Amish dress differently. Maybe it’s astonishment that whole communities can […]

  • Aug 16 2016
  • 16 Aug 2016

Does that Certificate of Authenticity Tell the Whole Story?

On a recent reality show dealing with pickers or auctions or pawn shops or whatever, an expert was brought in to evaluate an item. It […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible

In this edition of “Unloved Antiques”, we’re taking a look at the venerable American “Old Family Bible.” Most families have one, often said to be “At […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

Furniture Style and Form: What’s Wrong With a ‘Period’ Coffee Table?

In the world of antique furniture, the word “period” has a very specific meaning. To say that something is period means that it is from […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

The Columbus Mint That Never Was

You won’t find any 1877-C gold $10 eagles in any collection, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. This is a tale about a U.S. […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

Collecting Antique Lithographed Toys – The ‘Bliss’ of the Hunt

The development of a printing method for making chromolithographs radically changed book publication during the middle of the 1800s because it removed the need to […]

  • Aug 11 2016
  • 11 Aug 2016

Auction Report: Super Prices for First Superman & E.H. Wood Stoneware Pitcher

Welcome back… In our August 2016 report, auction news of note includes a super price for Superman, a world record for Kentucky stoneware; a Jane […]

  • Aug 9 2016
  • 9 Aug 2016

The Silver Treasures that go Unnoticed and Unclaimed

As an appraiser, I often run into under-appreciated items while being asked to examine other items that clients have deemed as more valuable. Quite often, […]